About the Apprenticeship
This occupation is found in the construction, horticultural, digital, creative and design, environmental and planning sectors. The broad purpose of the occupation is to work with and support landscape professionals in designing, planning and managing spaces in both natural and built environments. They work to meet project requirements and support these other professionals in protecting, conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for the benefit of the public, communities, stakeholders and clients. Landscape Technicians use a wide range of technical skills and are at the forefront of technological innovation.
In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with clients, planners, landscape architects, architects, landscape managers, urban designers, ecologists, engineers, arboriculturists, park managers, local and national Government departments, non-governmental organisations, the public, local communities and many others. The work includes a mixture of office-based and outdoor activities.
The entry requirement for the apprenticeship will typically be five GCSEs at Grade 4 (Grade C) or higher including Maths and English or a Level 2 apprenticeship in a relevant discipline but the final decision is that of each employer. Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
For those with an education, health and care plan, or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship English and Maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualifications are an alternative to an English qualification for those for whom this is their primary language.
Landscape Technical Manager
Chartered Landscape Professional
Assistant Park Manager
This apprenticeship programme will be delivered through a combination of practical hands-on and theory-based activities which will be tailored to ensure the apprentice develops the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to become a professional Horticulturalist worker and effective member of your organisation.
With all apprenticeships there is a requirement to record 20% off-the-job activities and this will be achieved through the use of a dedicated electronic on-line portfolio which the apprentice, you as the employer and the college delivery team will all have access to. The apprentice will be assigned a dedicated Assessor Trainer, who will undertake regular workplace progress reviews with both the apprentice and an assigned member of your team, as well as supporting all aspects of the apprentice’s ongoing development. This approach enables effective progress monitoring and target setting to be established from day 1, ensuring the employer and apprentice are clear about all aspects of the apprenticeship programme and what part they each play in ensuring the apprentice continues to make the expected levels of progress. Furthermore, this approach ensures any additional support requirements or interventions can be implemented in a timely manner as required.
A BCA Virtual Learning Environment ensures all learning, development and support material can be easily accessed, further supporting the blended learning and development approach adopted by BCA for all its apprenticeship delivery. This ensures flexible and responsive training at all times, through a combination of on-line and face-to-face activities delivered by industry experts, using our high quality, industry-recognised resources and equipment.
The apprentice will be required to undertake and pass an independent End Point Assessment upon successful completion of their apprenticeship, after which point they will be awarded their Apprenticeship Certificate.
- Undertake site surveys and inspections.
- Prepare basic landscape designs.
- Convey ideas.
- Use technology typically including computer-aided design, Building
- Information Modelling, Geographic Information Systems and Excel.
- Contribute to the preparation of drawings and specifications for landscape schemes.
- Undertake desk and site based landscape research.
- Legal and regulatory compliance and Contract process.
Opportunity to register professionally with the Landscape Institute